What text editor is everyone using for Python

Rhodri James rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk
Wed May 27 18:40:27 EDT 2009

On Wed, 27 May 2009 16:56:12 +0100, Bruno Desthuilliers  
<bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid> wrote:

> Rhodri James a écrit :
>> On Tue, 26 May 2009 14:22:29 +0100, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
>>> My pet peeve is syntax-aware editors which get things wrong.  For  
>>> example,
>>> the version of emacs I'm using now doesn't parse this properly:
>>> '''A triple-quoted string.  Some editors won't get this right'''
>>> The solution is to change the outer quotes to double-quotes, but it  
>>> annoys me when I have to change my code to appease a tool.
>>  It's the separate python-mode that gets this (and much else) wrong.
>> The Python mode that Ubuntu packages with emacs 22.2.1 works just
>> fine.
> On this point, indeed. But it also lacks almost every nice feature of  
> the One True python-mode (or at least did last time I had to update this  
> ... ubuntu box at work).

That rather depends on your definition of "nice".  The only feature of
python-mode.el that I miss in python.el is the ability to run pylint from
the menu, and I'll get over that.  The feature that caused me to uninstall
python-mode.el was its bloody-minded determination to regard '_' as a word
character, something which caused me more typing that it ever saved.

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses

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